Felsted School Maths Teacher, Joe Andrews and his wife Verity are aiming to make a difference for the Magic Bus children’s charity, by embarking on a five month sponsored cycle ride to the charity headquarters in Mumbai, India.
The couple, who are both taking sebbaticals from work, will be setting off on their journey in mid-August and chasing the summer all the way to India, with their journey leading them through western Europe, over the alps and along the Dalmatian coast through Istanbul. They will cover 15 countries and at least 4000 miles. Joe and Verity have previously spent 6 weeks cycling around Columbia and also spent some time in Scotland, but this will be by far the biggest adventure the couple have ever embarked on.
They are aiming to raise £2000 for Magic Bus Mumbai, one of Felsted's partner charities which focuses on education and gender equality in children and young people.
Joe comments; “Being a teacher it was important for me to partner with a charity with an educational focus and with Felsted having such a great link with the Magic Bus it was the obvious choice. I was lucky enough to visit India when I was at school and it had a huge impact on me, as it does with all the pupils who visit each October with Felsted.”
Joe and Verity would welcome any donations to help their cause and to speak to any companies who may be interested in sponsoring them. For anyone who would like to help, their Just Giving page is: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/byjovebybike